A cookie is information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We may use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you the next time you visit the site, so that we can show you new information.
Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
|_utma||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|_utmx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmxx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmz||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.
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Cookies for Website Administrators
As a website administrator you will be required to log in to the website content management system to perform your administrative tasks. The act of logging in creates a number of persistent and non-persistent cookies. You may (using your browser settings) prevent the site from writing these cookies but this may restrict or compromise your ability to perform website management tasks. It is therefore assumed that website content managers will accept cookies from this website.